QuickStart: Realtime Channels and JavaScript

Get going with some fast hands on examples.

Introduction

To quickly get a feel for how easy it is to use Realtime Channels, try out the examples below. Both examples connect to the same public channel, and the first example sends messages while the second receives them.

Send a message from the first example to see it appear in the second. You can also open this page in a second browser window or a different computer to see your messages appear there, too.

Sending messages

Receiving messages


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What's next?

You should click the Edit in JSFiddle links on the examples to quickly try out your own ideas. There is more information on Realtime Channels in the JavaScript guide.

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